Liverpool's victory means they are now on their highest level at Old Trafford since Anfield in 1925 when they beat them by the biggest margin since 1895. United have picked up just one point from their last 12 games and have lost five of nine. After Tottenham, a Champions League game against Atalanta is on the agenda next week, followed by Manchester City at Old Trafford.
Manchester United suffered a painful 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford. Three days after the dramatic late Champions League win over Villarreal, the Premier League leaders were in a frenzy. Everton turned Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Bailly over as United held their breath every time the Toffees crossed the halfway line.
It was a move that showed what Solskjaer's Galaxy attacking stars are capable of. Anthony Martial's powerful shot gave United the lead before the break but Everton was still worthy of a draw. At the end of the first half, Martial scored his first Premier League goal since February and came at the right time.
They were 2-2 but could have won by two goals difference. United's defense set up the Reds classic at the weekend but did not write off their chances against Liverpool on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo could not contain his frustration when Curtis Jones tackled in the first half and while he was lucky to escape a red card, Paul Pogba was less fortunate after his wild tackle on Naby Keita in a heated derby match. It was strange for Ronaldo to declare that he had "unfinished business" with United when he returned to Manchester in the summer, but it is safe to say that humiliation in this game is not the remaining checkpoint on his wish list. Throughout his career, Ronaldo has demanded the best and brought others up to his standards, but he has been dragged down to a level of mediocrity that has stained United since the retirement of last season's serial winner Sir Alex Ferguson.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United on transfer deadline day and was welcomed with fanfare with six goals in his second game at Old Trafford proving pivotal in Europe’s premier league and giving the late winner of United’s only Champions League group win to date. However, United's strong form has not made Ronaldo immune to criticism. Data and graphics have put him at the bottom of the Premier League's press charts for strikers, coupled with the fact that United is perceived as soft defensively, which raises questions about his overall impact.
In an in-depth interview with Sky Sports before Sunday's Premier League matchup with Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at critics who do not want to see the positives in his game, saying he must win if he wants to go to his 20th season as a professional if that desire is to burn out. Ronaldo has played twelve times for United and Real Madrid against Liverpool in his career and won eight times, lost three times and drawn one, scored three goals, and provided two assists. He last faced Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final, which they won 3-1.
Liverpool faces United in the Premier League on October 24 at Old Trafford, with the match at Anfield Road set for March 19. If United sign Ronaldo in the summer transfer window, it will be after they have won the trophy.
United would be unwise to assume that he would immediately elevate them into the upper pantheon of European sides. They are in transition and it is not as if Ronaldo is slowing them down.
As a pure goalscorer, he was not as effective as he was when he left Madrid. He is not as transformative as midfield general Bruno Fernandes. The assumption that he will instantly improve the way Solskjaer's team plays football is a misunderstanding of what he brings to the team.
Being involved in the running of a football club is an insight into the incredible pressures that come with the job at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world.
A defiant Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted he is still Manchester United's best manager and will not consider leaving his post after the 5-0 home humidification against Liverpool, as he described his darkest days as a coach. Meanwhile, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola eloquently defended Steve Bruce and spoke of the impact of the criticism on him and his family in his time at Newcastle.
Manchester United was for the first time in the Premier League era 4-0 down against Half-Time on Sunday, followed by goals from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota and two goals by Mohamed Salah. The yield caused such a stir that the United website collapsed shortly after it announced its return, sending its share price up 7% to $18.47. cf
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